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  • [Question] Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

    I saw this question posed somewhere else, and thought about all the know it alls knowledgeable people on MC and was wondering what we all thought. My first guess would be Indy because it seems so complicated, but I don't know anything about it. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

    I would think Indy, as well. It's fantastically complex, and then there are elements like the tires that need periodic replacement. I don't know for sure, though.

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    • #3
      Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

      I'll post the same answer I did there:

      How many attractions have a large staff of *permanent* union maintenance workers who are responsible solely for that attraction? Pirates? Splash?

      How many attrations employ 140 full and part time workers? Matterhorn? Indy?

      How many attractions burn about $2,500 dollars or more in fuel every day?

      I have my own guess about which attaction might be the costliest, but it's just a guess...

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      • #4
        Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

        As far as I have been told, Indy is the most expensive ride to maintain. The Tires alone cost a fortune and each tire on every vehicle must be replaced every month as they really do drive the car and wear down very fast. Plus all the mechanical/pneumatic effects have to be replaced every so often. And the ride must be walked entirely every morning before opening. It was also the most expensive attraction every built, so far.
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          I will be the fourth to guess Indy

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            Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

            Count me as the fourth to guess Indy as well.
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            • #7
              Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

              While Indy is a pretty fair guess, for some reason I'm thinking that the Disneyland Railroad is the most expensive attraction to run and maintain. Finding Nemo and the Mark Twain would be up there, too, I would think. Are you counting shows or just rides?
              Last edited by Robert Cook; 10-20-2008, 01:50 PM.

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                Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                I'll post the same answer I did there:

                How many attractions have a large staff of *permanent* union maintenance workers who are responsible solely for that attraction? Pirates? Splash?

                How many attrations employ 140 full and part time workers? Matterhorn? Indy?

                How many attractions burn about $2,500 dollars or more in fuel every day?

                I have my own guess about which attaction might be the costliest, but it's just a guess...
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                • #9
                  Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                  I would have to say the Explorer Canoes. Indy would be my second guess.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                    Indy is my guess too.........

                    As stated before, the tires are replaced ALOT. I'm guessing the Hydraulic oil must be occasionally replaced, and routine maintenance fixing parts that simply wear down. I was speaking to a CM about it the other day and how they were only running 9 transports and not the possible 15. He didn't know the answer (or he can't say, not sure myself), but he just said the mechanics take them off the track as they please and will pick and choose which ones will run. Makes sense to me, and it shows how much work they do on Indy.

                    A few weeks ago the maintenance bay doors were open, and they had "water people" in an EMV. So it wouldn't be a far-fetched guess that they do constant testing to make sure they can handle a full load easily. Not to mention I saw a full pallet of new tires outside the door.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                      I think that we could count show as well.
                      I was thinking that Splash would be up there also, with all the animatronics and water mechanisms and such.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                        Originally posted by Coast21 View Post
                        Count me as the fourth to guess Indy as well.
                        What are the costs? Tires? CMs? Energy? Think again.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                          Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                          I'll post the same answer I did there:

                          How many attractions have a large staff of *permanent* union maintenance workers who are responsible solely for that attraction? Pirates? Splash?

                          How many attrations employ 140 full and part time workers? Matterhorn? Indy?

                          How many attractions burn about $2,500 dollars or more in fuel every day?

                          I have my own guess about which attaction might be the costliest, but it's just a guess...
                          The fact that it is Steve who is being so specific here, I'm going with the Disneyland Railroad as the most expensive.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                            I think the Disneyland Railroad would be the most expensive. But if we include shows, I'd say the fireworks would probably beat it.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Most expensive Disneyland attracion to run and maintain?

                              True, that fireworks show has to be crazily expensive with all the shells and mines they throw into the sky, and they aren't low quality, haha.

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